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04/28/2019 - 06/12/2019

Sunday, April 28
Sun 4/28 4:00 PM Southern Exposure [3030 20th Street, San Francisco, 94110]
Join us on Sunday, April 28, 4:00-7:00 PM for performances by deaf dancer Antoine Hunter, turntablist Jemma DeCristo, Arnoldo Garcia and Marshall Trammell (percussion).  More...
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Sun 4/28 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Guided by Voices is the commissioning project of cellist Elinor Frey who uses two instruments, Baroque cello and five-string cello, that each have a very different sound than the modern cello. The program at the Centre for New Music features solo works by the Japanese-American composer Ken Ueno (“Chimera”) and Swedish-German composer Lisa Streich (“Minerva”) and Canadians Scott Edward Godin (“Guided By Voices”), Linda Catlin Smith (“Ricercar”), Isaiah Ceccarelli (“With concord of sweet sounds”). Each work reveals the cello’s incredible versatility and remarkable colours.  More...
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Sun 4/28 8:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Mike Gamble (Portland) & Scott Amendola: Duo A/V Explorations  More...
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Monday, April 29
Mon 4/29 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Pearce/Stewart-Robertson + Travis Laplante + Shiurba/Ingalls/Djll/Rowe [Last OFJS At Studio Grand!]  More...
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Tuesday, April 30
Tue 4/30 7:00 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Biggi Vinkeloe & Amy Melissa Reed  More...
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Tue 4/30 7:30 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
Way Out West Concert Series - Lisa Mezzacappa Tangle Trio  More...
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Tue 4/30 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Music Improvisation Ensemble II Concert - Directed by Zeena Parkins  More...
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Wednesday, May 1
Wed 5/01 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Contemporary Performance Ensemble Concert - Works by Bernard Rands, Eric Glick Rieman, Matthew Robidoux, Pétur Eggertsson, and Julius Eastman.  More...
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Wed 5/01 8:00 PM VAMP music • art • consignment [331 19th Street Oakland]
VAMP presents: Thea Farhadian - violin; Phillip Greenlief - tenor saxophone, Bb clarinet; Dean Santomieri - guitar - perform graphic scores by Phillip Greenlief  More...
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Thursday, May 2
Thu 5/02 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
The New Haven, CT duo Tongue Depressor perform trance-inducing fiddle music that seethes with beating overtones and a high lonesome sound. The unlikely pairing of lap steel dobro and koto makes up the L.A.-based duo of Caspar Sonnet and Kozue Matsumoto. Together they scrape, bow and pluck their way through an investigation of the versatile sound palette and extended possibilities of their instruments.  More...
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Thu 5/02 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm Vinkeloe/Robinson
Biggi Vinkeloe -alto saxophone, flute , Donald Robinson - drums
9:00 pm Cellista
An experimental performance artist and cellist whose music explores the intersection of classical music, noise, and politics. Performances often feature dance, film, and live looping and occasionally a modular chamber ensemble.  More...
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Thu 5/02 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Mills Performance Collective Concert - Bartok, Debussy, Offenbach, and Kümmer  More...
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Thu 5/02 11:59 PM KPFA 94.1 FM [on the radio or streaming]
CRACK O' DAWN
Thursday May 2nd midnite until 3am Friday May 3rd
94.1FM

Barb hosts Phillip Greenlief. He'll hang out, spin cds, cats and dogs may be discussed plus a celebration of the late and missed Matthew Sperry.

https://kpfa.org/player/?audio=live  More...
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Friday, May 3
Fri 5/03 8:00 PM Wind River | Indexical [421 Wild Way, Santa Cruz]
Tongue Depressor (New Haven, CT) is the duo of Henry Birdsey (fiddle, lap steel) and Zach Rowden (fiddle, upright bass). They write, improvise, and perform music that draws from the fields of drone, harsh noise, and church music, often using microtonal tunings. Caspar Sonnet (lap-steel dobro) Kozue Matsumoto (koto) is an acoustic experimental, improvisational duo based in Los Angeles, California.  More...
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Saturday, May 4
Sat 5/04 2:00 PM Castro Theatre [429 Castro St. San Francisco]
Club Foot Orchestra with Gamelan Sekar Jaya  More...
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Sat 5/04 7:30 PM Incarnation Episcopal Church [1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122]
Formed in 2015 by four Bay Area dancers/musicians, Cuarteto Puentes is dedicated to performing Argentine Tango music for dancers and audiences of all kinds. They have studied at Reed Tango Music Institute, Stowe Tango Music Festival, and with top tango musicians including Ignacio Varchausky, Ramiro Gallo, Hernan Posetti, Hector del Curto, Pablo Estigarribia, Emilio Solla, Adam Tully, and Ville Hiltula. The quartet appreciates the opportunities they have had for outstanding collaborations with exceptional artists at a number of unique venues. Their enthusiasm for playing danceable tango standards as well as more modern arrangements keeps them inspired with practicing, studying, and arranging. Cuarteto Puentes has appeared at many milongas (Argentine Tango dance parties) throughout the Bay Area and were featured in “live music only” tango festivals in Albuquerque, NM, and Green Valley, AZ.  More...
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Sat 5/04 8:00 PM St. Teresa Of Avila Catholic Church [1490 19thStreet San Francisco, CA 94107]
New Music premieres for orchestra by Bay Area composers. The San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra takes everything Under Deconstruction, turning the old new and the new newer.  More...
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Sat 5/04 8:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Do-Over Music Series #5: The Jordan Glenn Party + Rent Romus

The JGP this time around...

Rent Romus - alto saxophone
Kim Nucci - baritone saxophone
Melne Murphy - guitar
Dominic Cramp - synth
Alexandra Buschman - voice/electronics
Nathan Corder - electronics
Nava Dunkelman - percussion
Moe! Staiano - drums

Opening the night will be a rare solo set by local stalwart, Rent Romus.

DOORS 8pm
Show 8:30PM  More...
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Sat 5/04 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
A quintet of well-known Bay Area improvisors converge for the first time as a quintet at Center for New Music. The evening will open with duos and trios of the players in different combinations, culminating in a long form quintet improvisation on the second set.  More...
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Sat 5/04 8:00 PM Z Space [450 Florida St SF]
Liss Fain Dance presents: CLOSE THE DOOR SLOWLY

Choreography: Liss Fain
Commissioned Score: Jordan Glenn
Installation Design: Matthew Antaky
Costumes: Mary Domenico
Dancers: Keryn Breiterman-Loader, Sonja Dale, Sydney Franz, Anna Greenberg, Megan Kurashige, Shannon Kurashige  More...
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Sunday, May 5
Sun 5/05 2:00 PM Z Space [450 Florida St SF]
Liss Fain Dance presents: CLOSE THE DOOR SLOWLY

Choreography: Liss Fain
Commissioned Score: Jordan Glenn
Installation Design: Matthew Antaky
Costumes: Mary Domenico
Dancers: Keryn Breiterman-Loader, Sonja Dale, Sydney Franz, Anna Greenberg, Megan Kurashige, Shannon Kurashige  More...
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Sun 5/05 3:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Inn-fest, the annual, nomadic Innova label showcase, features a smorgasbord of regional acts from its roster of visionary musical artists performing selections from four brand new releases. From daringly a cappella choral music (Volti), to dazzling flute trios (Areon Flutes), audacious string quartets (Friction Quartet performing works by Common Sense Composers' Collective), and breathtaking vocals with electronics (Pamela Z), there will be much sonic tastiness to sample.  More...
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Sun 5/05 4:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Heikki Koskinen / Steve Heckman Duo - which way west?  More...
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Sun 5/05 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm Gabby Wen: solo performance of guqin
8:30pm After the End of the World Coretet - 30th anniversary - Annelise Zamula - soprano sax, flute/Bill Noertker - electric bass/Dave Mihaly - drums, guitar  More...
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Sun 5/05 7:30 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
Virtual Balboa, Monopiece, Seeded Plain + Sudhu Tewari

VIRTUAL BALBOA
MONOPIECE
JAY KREIMER + Bryan Day + SUDHU TEWARI  More...
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Monday, May 6
Mon 5/06 9:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
OFJS: Virtual Balboa (PA), Corder/Weeks, gabby fluke-mogul/Kanoko Nishi-Smith Duo  More...
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Tuesday, May 7
Tue 5/07 1:30 PM Mills College Ensemble Room [5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94613]
Zeena Parkins' Music/Dance class concert.  More...
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Tue 5/07 7:30 PM Stanford Memorial Church [450 Serra St, Stanford, CA 94305]
Mark Applebaum: Mind Altering Concert

Mark Applebaum presents an evocative, meditative improvisation on his stunning electroacoustic sound-sculpture—the mouseketier—in the extraordinarily resonant space of Stanford’s Memorial Church. The improvisation will be interspersed with Applebaum’s colorful percussion compositions performed by the Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensemble. The evening begins with a simultaneous two-person performance of Aphasia, an idiosyncratic piece for hand gestures performed in synchrony with two-channel sound.  More...
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Tue 5/07 7:30 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
Way Out West Concert Series - Sheldon Brown Group  More...
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Tue 5/07 8:30 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Kenneth Atchley, Ron Heglin and Kattt Atchley are playing as a trio again. Voices, electronics, drifting...
Sharing the bill with:
Dancing Baby
Virtual Balboa (Philadelphia) w/Chris Cooper
Crystal Pascucci  More...
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Wednesday, May 8
Wed 5/08 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
Ron Heglin-Lorin Benedict Duo
and Usufruct (Polly Moller Springhorn & Tim Walters)

Tom's Place presents an evening of speech-based music, featuring two Bay-Area duos that specialize in looking deeply at language and rebuilding linguistic materials to find their hidden musical meaning.  More...
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Wed 5/08 8:00 PM Peacock Lounge [552 Haight St SF]
.::more details soon:..
Virtual Balboa with Chris Cooper
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zER2OAOsR5w

Unpopular Electronics with Tom Djll
https://youtu.be/rI5Tt3ty9Fw?t=189

Tanuki Spidercat
https://archive.org/details/kzsudayofnoise2019/kzsudayofnoise2019_1730_tanukispidercat.mp3

Oji Edutainment
https://soundcloud.com/oji-edutainment  More...
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Wed 5/08 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
THE BEST LAST MAX CLASS
Performances and fixed media works by graduate students in MUS 251: Seminar in Computer Music
directed by John Bischoff  More...
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Wed 5/08 9:00 PM Golden Bull [412 14th Street, Oakland, CA]
Vegan Butcher and Grex (10 Year Anniversary Show!)

A night of thrilling abstraction and twisted melody at Golden Bull, featuring new songs from outre rock quartet Vegan Butcher. Also: Oakland band Grex celebrates 10 years of live performance with a brand new set of shattering, surreal art rock/electropunk.

Vegan Butcher: John Shiurba, Suki O'Kane, Wil Hendricks, Angela Coon
Grex: Karl Evangelista, Rei Scampavia, Robert Lopez  More...
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Thursday, May 9
Thu 5/09 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm Cheryl Leonard
sound art/vocals/invented and natural instruments produced in surround sound
8:50 pm Citizen Fly 2
Honor Monaco, Joel Nelson, Dylan Burchett
9:30 pm TJ Thompson 5
Karl Evangelista - guitar, gabby fluke-mogul - violin, Bruce Ackley - saxophones, Kevin Robinson - saxophones, TJ Thompson - drums  More...
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Thu 5/09 8:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Free Salamander Exhibit, Surplus 1980, Slombis at the Uptown  More...
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Friday, May 10
Fri 5/10 5:00 PM Bridge Storage and Artspace [23 Maine Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804]
Gallery Reception for Spirit of Invention III, an interactive indoor and outdoor exhibit of Bay Area instrument makers, curated by Peter Whitehead. 5pm-9pm. DETAILS: www.bridgestorage.com/soi  More...
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Fri 5/10 5:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Inspired by Julius Eastman’s politically powerful and sonically persuasive works "Stay on It" and "Gay Guerrilla," we launch into our cross-generational "at the CROSSROADS Series" with two major commissions. One is a new work by Sidney Corbett, an American composer living in Germany best known for his theatrical and emotionally powerful compositions. Also featured is an SFCMP commission from Bay Area composer, pianist, and improviser Myra Melford, featuring herself as improvising piano soloist with the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players. SFCMP will premiere a new piece by exciting Brazilian-Californian composer Fernanda Aoki Navarro, while LJ White offers his own version of the interplay between freedom and structure in a work for solo violin and electronics. SFCMP also sponsors its 3rd Annual SF Search for young composers—this time writing for trios of players drawn from the instrumental forces for Myra Melford’s premiere—to complete the multi-generational portrait.  More...
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Fri 5/10 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Humbly virtuosic guitarist, polymuse, and serial collaborator Alan Licht joins the Latitudes series to perform his solo electric guitar meanderings. Bay Area local Danny Paul Grody rounds out the bill on his chiming 12-string, performing works wrapped in a gauzy lilt—like watching dust motes floating in the light of cracked blinds.  More...
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Fri 5/10 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
Two Trios: Tony Malaby (sax), Ben Monder (guitar), Billy Mintz (drums) and Seiyoung Jang (electronics), Joshua Allen (tenor sax), Tim Duff (cb)  More...
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Saturday, May 11
Sat 5/11 5:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
SFCMP Performances at the CROSSROADS Series
Guerrilla Sounds: Julius Eastman’s Legacy
Inspired by Julius Eastman’s politically powerful and sonically persuasive works, we launch into our cross-generational at the CROSSROADS series with two major commissions.  More...
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Sat 5/11 7:30 PM Incarnation Episcopal Church [1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122]
Trio Terme was formed last summer at the Interharmony International Music Festival in Italy. The three performers, all with extensive solo and ensemble experience, were so delighted playing together at Interharmony, that they decided to continue to explore the rich clarinet, cello, piano repertoire.  More...
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Sat 5/11 7:30 PM VAMP music • art • consignment [331 19th Street Oakland]
Chris Brown, Kinda Green, Ted Moore/Tom Weeks  More...
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Sat 5/11 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
CNMAT USERS GROUP PRESENTS: MIKE JONES

Michael Jones is a percussionist, improviser, and researcher based in San Diego, California. His work specializes in experimental and avant garde music, with a particular interest in the concepts of beauty, natural listening, and community.  More...
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Sunday, May 12
Sun 5/12 7:00 PM The Back Room [1984 Bonita Ave Berkeley]
Twisted Roots with Eric Thompson & Henry Kaiser  More...
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Sun 5/12 8:00 PM Sunnyvale [patricktalesforejr@gmail.com Sunnyvale]
Tatsuya Nakatani - Untitled Quartet - Lee Hodel in Sunnyvale

BACK AT IT AGAIN SPECIAL MOTHER'S DAY EDITION WITH...

-Tatsuya Nakatani (New Mexico)

-untitled quartet (East Bay/South Bay)

-Lee Hodel (Oakland)

Music around 8PM. Ask a punk for the address (patricktalesforejr@gmail.com). $10-20 suggested donation. There will be snacks, drinks, and a bunch of hidden Bacardi shots around the space for added sport.  More...
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Monday, May 13
Mon 5/13 2:00 PM KFJC [89.7 FM / www.kfjc.org]
"The Percussion Pit" Four hours of unscripted percussion adventures, emanating from KFJC's infamous Pit. Improvisations, collaborations, chat, and who knows what else... featuring special guest artist Tatsuya Nakatani along with a number of well-known percussionists from the Bay Area scene. Live broadcast on 89.7 FM along with live audio/video streaming on the web. Hosted by DJ Max Level.  More...
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Mon 5/13 9:30 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
OFJS: Apropos Trio & Sheldon Brown  More...
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Tuesday, May 14
Tue 5/14 7:30 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
Way Out West Concert Series - John Schott Actual Trio  More...
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Tue 5/14 8:00 PM The Laundry SF [3359 26th St SF]
Resident is a monthly electronic music and visual open mic event started by Jeremy Black and friends in 2017. The Laundry event space is casual and cool, and the community you'll find is like no other for aspiring electronic musicians in Bay. No judgments, no bullshit, just positive support and openness to new ideas. Come shows us what you got.  More...
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Tue 5/14 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
Tatsuya Nakatani
Kyle Bruckmann’s Degradient
Sharon Tate Fetus Explosion  More...
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Wednesday, May 15
Wed 5/15 7:30 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
Dillon Vado's Table Trio is a wildly original group led by Dillon Vado, who will be playing both vibraphone and marimba, along with Jeff Denson on bass and Hamir Atwal on drums. They are known for their thoughtful and unique interpretations of familiar songs, strong but mysterious grooves, and memorably melodic original pieces. From David Bowie to Bill Evans, the Table Trio interprets and reimagines pieces, offering a different setting for them to exist, while still striving to emphasize and strengthen the existing sense of melodic character.  More...
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Wed 5/15 7:30 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Vinkeloe & Reed•Unpopular Electronics•Glenn & Fluke-Mogul  More...
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Wed 5/15 8:00 PM The Back Room [1984 Bonita Ave Berkeley]
Beth Custer: Drawdown

Beth Custer premieres her latest chamber composition, an evening-length work based on the compelling Paul Hawken book Drawdown: 100 Solutions to Reverse Global Warming.

The ensemble features Custer on voice/clarinets, cellist Freya Seeburger and her ensemble Juxtapositions with Mia Nardi-Huffman (violin), Naomi Stine (piano) and special guest Jim Kassis on drums/percussion.  More...
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Wed 5/15 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Theo Bleckmann + Joseph Branciforte / Album Release for LP1

Grammy-nominated vocalist Theo Bleckmann (ECM) and electronic musician/producer Joseph Branciforte celebrate the release of their debut album LP1 (greyfade) that merges the warmth and fragility of the human voice with the clicks and whirs of machines, modular synthesizers, and broken tape loops. San Francisco-based electronic musician Billy Gomberg opens the evening with a solo performance.  More...
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Thursday, May 16
Thu 5/16 6:00 PM CounterPulse [80 Turk St San Francisco]
Innerspace: The Annual CounterPulse Gala

WE ARE NOT ALONE...

CounterPulse is the Innerspace of the Bay Area arts constellation. We are a celestial community of futurists and galvanizers. We are the constellation of visionaries that invest in each other, to ensure our collective paths are starlight and far out.

Support CounterPulse by bidding at the silent auction, an intergalactic array of treats and experiences that sustain the mind and body for the galaxy ahead.
Feast on a gourmet celestial dinner catered by Fogcutter.
Get down with your fellow martians on the dance floor with free drinks all night.
Immerse yourself in radical performances and live art by your favorite artists.
This party is for you, for all of us.

At Innerspace, your commitment now will ignite radical arts in the next lightyear.

Come dressed as your favorite Innerspace creature from another galaxy!  More...
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Thu 5/16 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Tangents Guitar Extravaganza

An evening of instrumental guitar music and songs reflecting a variety of traditions and perspectives from the past hundred years. With David Tanenbaum, Ann Moss, Carrie Smith, Larry Polansky, Giacomo Fiore, and the SFCM guitar ensemble.  More...
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Thu 5/16 8:00 PM Land and Sea [5428 San Pablo Ave, Oakland CA 94608-3020, United States]
23five + LAND AND SEA are excited to present a night of TOUCH Conference curated by Mike Harding.

Simon Scott + Geneva Skeen + Zachary Paul + Touch

Thursday, May 16th, 2019 - 8 PM
$10-$15 https://events.ticketprinting.com/event/23five-Land-And-Sea-Present-Touch-Conference-33585

http://23five.org/
http://landandseaeditions.virb.com  More...
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Thu 5/16 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm Corder/Hamilton
Nathan Corder - guitar, Sean Hamilton - drums/percussion
9:00 pm Dancin Baby
free doom psychedelic euphonium noise jazz w/Brian Pedersen-euphonium/sax Courtney Sexton-euphonium Jeffrey Lievers-electronics/drums Kit Young-analog video feedback  More...
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Friday, May 17
Fri 5/17 7:00 PM The Chapel [777 Valencia St SF]
John Zorn, Laurie Anderson, Terry Riley

Friday and Saturday nights, two shows each night. Get tickets from The Chapel web site:

https://www.thechapelsf.com/calendar/  More...
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Fri 5/17 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
A curated set of Icelandic contemporary music for solo cello, much of it written for Sæunn, Vernacular is the title of her first album on the Sono Luminus label. Pieces by Thuríður Jónsdóttir, Halldór Smárason, Páll Ragnar Pálsson, and Hafliði Hallgrímsson showcase a unique soundworld in intimate monologues.  More...
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Fri 5/17 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Sarah Cahill & Regina Myers  More...
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Saturday, May 18
Sat 5/18 7:00 PM The Chapel [777 Valencia St SF]
John Zorn, Laurie Anderson, Terry Riley

Friday and Saturday nights, two shows each night. Get tickets from The Chapel web site:

https://www.thechapelsf.com/calendar/  More...
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Sat 5/18 7:00 PM Bridge Storage and ArtSpace [23 Maine Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804]
This live music event features Euphotic (Cheryl E. Leonard + Bryan Day + Tom Djll) plus a solo performance from Peter Whitehead. Doors at 7pm, Music at 7:30pm. Refreshments will be available for purchase. TICKETS: http://euphotic-whitehead.eventbrite.com  More...
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Sat 5/18 7:00 PM Musical Offering Cafe [2430 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, California 94704]
Bay Area chamber group, Sleight Ensemble (Erika Oba – flute, Mia Bella D’Augelli – violin, and Jacob Lane – piano) perform their new program Angles of Time featuring new works inspired by alternate notations of time in music. The program includes Steve Parris’s new piece, The Inner Planets and The Apple Tree–inspired by the orbit of the planets–and premiers of works by ensemble members. The program will also feature live visuals by composer and artist Jessie Austin.  More...
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Sat 5/18 7:30 PM Incarnation Episcopal Church [1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122]
Please join acclaimed pianist, ROBYN CARMICHAEL, at Sunset Music and Arts on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 7:30 pm, for Peers, Friends, Rivals: FOUR ROMANTIC MASTERS. Experience the music of four towering masters of the keyboard: Chopin, Schumann, Liszt and Mendelssohn, in a program highlighting their own unique temperaments, and featuring the magnificent Sonata in B minor, Op. 58 of Chopin and the high-strung and virtuosic Tarantella from Venezia e Napoli of Franz Liszt. For a preview of Ms. Carmichael’s playing, please visit her website at www.robyncarmichael.com  More...
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Sat 5/18 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Beth Custer premieres Drawdown, an evening-length chamber work based on the compelling Paul Hawken book Drawdown: 100 Solutions to Reverse Global Warming with Custer on voice/clarinets, cellist Freya Seeburger and her ensemble Juxtapositions with Mia Nardi-Huffman (violin), Naomi Stine (piano) and special guest Jim Kassis on drums/percussion.  More...
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Sat 5/18 8:00 PM Oaktown Jazz Workshops [55 Washington St. Oakland, CA 94607]
David Slusser's little-big-band pays tribute to visionary SUN RA's 105 birth anniversary.
Featuring: Aaron Bennet, David Boyce, Chris Clarke, Mara Fox, Greg German, Cecilia Long, Joe Mckinley, Terry Rodriguez  More...
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Sunday, May 19
Sun 5/19 3:00 PM Brava Theatre [2773 24th St San Francisco]
Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids presents We Live Here!  More...
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Sun 5/19 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30 pm Kretzmer/Clifford/Jordan
Yoni Kretzmer - tenor saxophone, Mark Clifford - vibraphone, Jordan Glenn - drums
8:30 pm Stone Raft
Josh Allen - tenor saxophone, Tom Weeks - alto saxophone, Tim Duff - doublebass, Aaron Levin - drums  More...
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Sun 5/19 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation, non-hierarchical workshop in free improvisation)

The monthly series of improvisation research at Temescal Arts Center continues. Bring your instrument or come to listen. No advance notice needed — just show up. Small groups will be randomly assembled from submitted names immediately before each group plays. We try to keep transition time between groups at a minimum. Over by 10pm. It's free. If you want to contribute, bring snacks and drinks.  More...
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Sun 5/19 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Voice and piano duo performing new works by Stanford Graduate Composers and existing works by European Composers.  More...
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Monday, May 20
Mon 5/20 2:00 PM KFJC [KFJC 89.7 FM / www.kfjc.org]
"Planet Bass" A large ensemble of contrabass players (a dozen or so) from around the Bay Area and elsewhere play live on KFJC. Improvisations, compositions, surprises. Nothing but basses. An extravaganza of low frequencies. Hosted by DJ Max Level with invaluable assistance by Musical Director Lisa Mezzacappa. Live broadcast on 89.7 FM along with live audio/video streaming on the web.  More...
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Mon 5/20 8:30 PM Sunnyvale [patricktalesforejr@gmail.com Sunnyvale]
Mechanical Bull, Lydia Von C w/ Patrick Talesfore, Jr., and Slob in Sunnyvale  More...
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Mon 5/20 9:30 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
OFJS: Jamieson/Bang & Wood/Metal/Plastic  More...
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Tuesday, May 21
Tue 5/21 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF, CA 94102]
We come together to engage in the Deep Listening® practices of Pauline Oliveros. Led by Anna Wolfe-Pauly.  More...
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Tue 5/21 7:30 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
Way Out West Concert Series - An Evening With or Without INVISIBLE GUY  More...
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Wednesday, May 22
Wed 5/22 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Raskin-Brown-Hoopes-Robinson Quartet  More...
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Thursday, May 23
Thu 5/23 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
Liveware is an audiovisual ensemble consisting of Shawn Lawson (graphics) and Michael Century (music), with Jeremy Stewart processing both graphics and sound using machine learning algorithms. Lawson is an expert practitioner of live-coding with graphics languages and environments he developed. Century performs on piano and accordion, and uses software he developed allowing live manipulations of performed material on both instruments.  More...
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Thu 5/23 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm Infinexhuma - dark ambient/industrial
9:00 pm 99 HOOKER - Kaoss Enhancer
feat. Hitomi Honda - keyboard, Akio Mokuno - electro-acoustical live processing  More...
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Thu 5/23 8:00 PM Land and Sea [5428 San Pablo Ave, Oakland]
Anne Guthrie
Gretchen Jude & Kevin Corcoran - Hirakito CD release
Matt Davignon  More...
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Friday, May 24
Fri 5/24 7:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
John Bischoff / Nishi-Smith & Wobbly / CORUSCANT  More...
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Saturday, May 25
Sat 5/25 8:00 PM Berkeley Finnsh Hall [1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley]
The Berkeley Finnish Heritage Society and Bay Area composers Rent Romus & Heikki Koskinen’s present Manala
A contemporary avant-garde musical adventure inspired by the mythic prose of cultural liberation and identity found in Finnish and Finno-Ugric folklore and shamanic traditions:
Mark Clifford - vibraphone, gabby fluke-mogul - violin, Max Judelson - double bass, Heikki "Mike" Kosikinen - e-trumpet, tenor recorder, kantele, Cheryl E. Leonard - natural inventions, percussion, cello, Joshua Marshall - tenor & soprano saxophones, Timothy Orr- drums, percussion , Rent Romus - alto & soprano saxophone, flutes, kantele, bells, Safa Shokrai - double bass
Advance Tickets available at Eventbrite  More...
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Sat 5/25 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
V.L.P. (Vlatkovich, Liebig, and Powell) and the Ochs-Robinsonn Duo team up for a double bill of free improvised music at Center for New Music.  More...
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Sunday, May 26
Sun 5/26 8:00 PM Berkeley Finnsh Hall [1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley]
The Berkeley Finnish Heritage Society and Bay Area composers Rent Romus & Heikki Koskinen’s present Manala
A contemporary avant-garde musical adventure inspired by the mythic prose of cultural liberation and identity found in Finnish and Finno-Ugric folklore and shamanic traditions:
Mark Clifford - vibraphone, gabby fluke-mogul - violin, Max Judelson - double bass, Heikki "Mike" Kosikinen - e-trumpet, tenor recorder, kantele, Cheryl E. Leonard - natural inventions, percussion, cello, Joshua Marshall - tenor & soprano saxophones, Timothy Orr- drums, percussion , Rent Romus - alto & soprano saxophone, flutes, kantele, bells, Safa Shokrai - double bass
Advance Tickets available at Eventbrite  More...
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Monday, May 27
Mon 5/27 8:00 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Make-Out II
The cutting edge of Bay Area jazz and improvised music--

Set #1: Jonathan Kay/Jordan Glenn Duo (improvised music)
Jonathan Kay-sax, Jordan Glenn-drums

Set #2: RDL+ (modern jazz)
Doug Lee-bass, Ruthie Dineen-piano/accordion, Luis Salcedo-guitar

Set #3: Dave Slusser's Lost Planet (modern jazz/rock)
David Slusser - winds, keys, Len Paterson & Steve Clarke - guitars, Thomas Scandura - drums  More...
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Mon 5/27 9:30 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Kretzmer/Mezzacappa/Nordson & John Saint Pelvyn Group  More...
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Wednesday, May 29
Thursday, May 30
Thu 5/30 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
The Black Cedar Trio presents the winners of their 2018 Commissioning Competition: "Tres Colores" by Chilean composer Javier Contreras, "In The Spring" by San Jose composer Andre Gueziec, and "Out of Nothing" by Minnesota composer Victoria Malawey.  More...
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Thu 5/30 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm Josh Allen - tenor saxophone
9:00 pm Josh Martin - electric bass  More...
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Thu 5/30 8:00 PM The ROOM Series (at Royce Gallery) [2901 Mariposa St between Harrison & Alabama SF]
ROOM: Chamber Chorus! featuring VOICES OF SILICON VALLEY

This Thursday, the ROOM Series features the contemporary chamber chorus Voices of Silicon Valley in an evening of choral works including work-in-progress excerpts from Pamela Z’s Correspondence.  More...
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Thu 5/30 8:30 PM Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture - Gallery 308 [2 Marina Blvd SF]
Edward Schocker’s Crossing Ensemble: Self_less

Self_Less is a new musical work by Edward Schocker and The Crossing Ensemble that examines our "sense of self" while questioning the uniformity of these perceived feelings.

More Info  More...
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Friday, May 31
Fri 5/31 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Contraption Quartet + Jeremiah Moore -- Low-tech (Contraption Quartet) meets high-craft sound (Jeremiah Moore). Contraption Quartet members are Bodil Fox, Larnie Fox, Chris Miller and Lena Strayhorn. This performance marks the final evening of Larnie’s exhibit at the Center for New Music celebrating the 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s passing. Join us for an evening of experimentation and exploration of material-based sound.  More...
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Fri 5/31 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
Portato Portato is an Oakland/Santa Cruz quartet devoted to music of the 20th and 21st centuries, concentrating particularly on original and newly commissioned work. The quartet comprises Michelle Lee (flutes), John Ivers (clarinets), Jon Myers (percussion) and Jacob Lane (piano). Friday's program comprises three newish works (all from 2018) and a New York School classic:

Morton Feldman's Why Patterns (1978).
David Dunn's Whittling I (2018)
Declan Seifkas's Grove of the Ancients (2018)
Laura Steenberge's Byzantine Rites 4 (2018)  More...
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Saturday, June 1
Sat 6/01 7:00 PM Bridge Storage and ArtSpace [23 Maine Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804]
This live music event features Contraption Quartet + Pet the Tiger. Doors at 7pm, Music at 7:30pm. Refreshments will be available for purchase. TICKETS: https://contraption-tiger.eventbrite.com  More...
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Sat 6/01 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
CCRMA@BING
The Lord of the Bings: The Two Bings

Please join us for the second installment of our epic concert series "The Lord of the Bings: The Two Bings". We will present two different evening programs of multichannel immersive music, soundscapes, and visuals in Bing Concert Hall Studio. Our GRAIL sound system will be deployed again in a 3D setup for a selection of pieces from CCRMA and around the Middle-earth.  More...
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Sat 6/01 8:00 PM The Golden Bull [412 14th St, Oakland, California 94612]
Inner Ear Brigade, The Mercury Tree, Jack o' the Clock  More...
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Sat 6/01 8:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
DO-OVER Music Series #6: duo B. Experimental Band + Ryan Pate, solo guitar

duo B. Experimental Band
Polly Moller Springhorn, flutes
Randy McKean, alto sax/clarinets
Cory Wright, clarinets/tenor saxophone
Joshua Marshall, tenor saxophone
Theo Padouvas, trumpet
gabby fluke-mogul, violin
Murray Campbell, violin/oboe
Shanna Sordahl, cello
John Finkbeiner, guitar
Lisa Mezzacappa, bass
Kjell Nordeson, percussion
Jason Levis, drums

$10 admission/NOTAFLOF  More...
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Sunday, June 2
Sun 6/02 5:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Oakland-based computer music composer and performer Madalyn Merkey presents a new solo composition that operates in interaction with the ambient sounds of the BAMPFA space to generate sonic responses.  More...
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Sun 6/02 5:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Celebrating love this month, gather with the All Ears Interfaith Sangha to perform Pauline Oliveros' Worldwide Tuning Meditation, and Heart Chant, and sonic meditations led by Andrew Jamieson (andrewbarnesjamieson.com) and Soyinka Rahim (https://www.bibolove.us)  More...
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Sun 6/02 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm Bill Noertker
three solo pieces for basses, prepared basses, looping pedal
8:30pm Noertker's Moxie
Annelise Zamula - saxes, flute/Beth Schenck - alto sax/Bill Noertker - contrabass/Jason Levis - drums  More...
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Monday, June 3
Mon 6/03 9:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Goldberg/Ferreira & Djll/Fluke-Mogul/Glenn/Perkis  More...
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Tuesday, June 4
Tue 6/04 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
On Tuesday, June 4 at 7:30pm, Tom's Place presents

Anthony Coleman (solo piano),
Tim Duff (cb), Joshua Allen (tenor) duo

I first became aware of Anthony Coleman from John Zorn's Big Gundown CD and several Cobra recordings. He was all over the New York downtown music scene when we lived back there ('80s and '90s).

Opening the program will be the Tim Duff/Joshua Allen duo.  More...
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Wednesday, June 5
Wed 6/05 8:00 PM The Back Room [1984 Bonita Ave Berkeley]
Trance Mission

Formed by world-renowned didgeridoo pioneer and multi-instrumentalist Stephen Kent and award-winning clarinetist and composer Beth Custer, the San Francisco-based “4th World” band Trance Mission makes genre-bending music perhaps best described as a new form of contemporary global jazz, with driving intricate rhythms & gorgeous soaring melodies – worldly and otherworldly soundscapes that invite audiences into a unique universe of groove and new possibility in music.  More...
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Thursday, June 6
Thu 6/06 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
"Works for Listening" is a series of electroacoustic works by Tine Surel Lange developed at Notam (NO), MISC (LT) and EMS (SE). All the works are made in 5th order Ambisonics, but have been presented in other formats as well at various occasions and arenas.  More...
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Thu 6/06 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Australian improviser returns to the SF Bay Area!
8:15 pm Stevie Richards - Modular Synth and Alto saxophone, Doug Lynner - modular mystery serge synth
9:00 pm Robert Lopez - drums, Shanna Sordahl - cello, Stevie Richards - Modular Synth and Alto Sax  More...
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Friday, June 7
Fri 6/07 5:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Locomotive Sunflower (Johnston/Blades/Arkin)  More...
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Fri 6/07 7:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Matt Ingalls / Benedict & Heglin / The Lake Millions  More...
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Fri 6/07 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Bay Area chamber group, Sleight Ensemble, perform their new program, Angles on Time, featuring new works inspired by alternate notations of time in music. The program includes works by ensemble members and Steve Parris, and live visuals by Jesse Austin.  More...
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Fri 6/07 8:00 PM Studio 4 [1025 Carleton St Berkeley, CA]
The First Concert at Studio 4

I. Jacob Felix Heule and gabby fluke-mogul

II. Kamerin McDonald

III. DunkelpeK  More...
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Saturday, June 8
Sat 6/08 2:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Jóhann Schram Reed: Visions and Revisions

Internationally acclaimed bass-baritone Jóhann Schram Reed makes his Center for New Music debut with the world premiere of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, a song cycle written for him by Patricia Wallinga. The program also features David Conte's 2003 cycle Everyone Sang and other selections from the 20th- and 21st century American vocal repertoire.  More...
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Sat 6/08 8:00 PM Sunnyvale [patricktalesforejr@gmail.com Sunnyvale]
Monopiece - Seiyoung Jang - Talesfore Zollinger Duo in Sunnyvale  More...
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Sunday, June 9
Sun 6/09 4:00 PM St. Mark's Lutheran Church [1111 O’Farrell Street SF]
Sacred and profane, old and new music for the spiritual enhancement and entertainment of both royalty and regular folk. Featuring our SFCA+1 guests, internationally internationally-known harpsichordist Jillon Stoppels Dupree, and cellist Paul Hale, with works for chorus, harpsichord and both, from the Baroque and 20th/21st centuries by composers famous and anonymous. Works by Handel, Bach, Monteverdi, Schütz, Carissimi, and world premieres by our Composer-in- and Not-in-Residence.  More...
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Sun 6/09 4:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Sonimenology

Sonimenology: Three separate entities unite to create a cocktail hour of desirable sounds. There will be drones, there will be a wide dynamic range, there will be introspective moments, and we will do our best to create something wonderful. Sets by Christopher Jette & Chris Christensen. Barbara Nerness & Stephanie Sherriff. Solo set John Davis.  More...
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Sun 6/09 7:30 PM The Back Room [1984 Bonita Ave Berkeley]
Cosa Nostra Strings meet The Pipes  More...
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Monday, June 10
Mon 6/10 9:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Stevie Richards/U.S//Noah Phillips//Ryan ScottLong/MarcZollinger  More...
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Tuesday, June 11
Tue 6/11 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF, CA 94102]
Composers of electronic music are invited to bring a short piece to diffuse through the Center’s new 6.1 Meyer system. If you want to participate, send an email in advance to curator Chris Brown cbmuse(at)gmail.com to confirm, and bring your digital soundfile on a flash drive. This workshop opens EEP! … an (E)lectronic (E)nsemble (P)erformance Weekend.  More...
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Tue 6/11 8:00 PM The Laundry SF [3359 26th St SF]
Resident is a monthly electronic music and visual open mic event started by Jeremy Black and friends in 2017. It is on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. The Laundry event space is casual and cool, and the community you'll find is like no other for aspiring electronic musicians in Bay. No judgments, no bullshit, just positive support and openness to new ideas. Come shows us what you got.  More...
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Tue 6/11 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
Stevie Richards with Jacob Felix Heule, Robert Lopez, and Shanna Sordahl
The Lost Shapes
Shanna Sordahl solo  More...
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Wednesday, June 12
Wed 6/12 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF, CA]
Amina Kirby and Jess Tambellini will demo instruments they invented and built that they will play in their set that opens EEP (Electronic Ensemble Performance Weekend) on Friday evening, and discuss their strategies for making electronic music from scratch.  More...
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Wed 6/12 7:00 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St #170, Oakland, CA 94612]
~ Shatter Pattern ~ Receptacles (Swe/Can) ~ Transient + Pepe Abad ~  More...
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Wed 6/12 8:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Inner Ear Brigade, District 97, Monstrika  More...
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